Elk Grove can’t close gate, DHS horses roam free

Ashley Yudin grew up in Odessa, Texas. The Davis High boys soccer coach wrangled horses as a youth. He’s never had a bronco he couldn’t rein in — until now. “With this team, they pretty much just go,” Yudin says, adding that a few weeks ago he tried to instill a concept of more ball […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS girls swarm DVC singles semis

“It was a very happy ride home,” Davis High girls tennis coach Sally Hosley said after the Delta Valley Conference singles tournament in Laguna Creek on Tuesday. “Overall I was very proud of all the girls (Tuesday).” The high spirits were because Hosley was riding with three of the four DVC semifinalists — Blue Devils […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (10/26/11): DHS volleyball player Lyndsay Chambers

After two seasons as a Davis High junior varsity volleyball standout under coach Julie Crawford, Blue Devil hitter Lyndsay Chambers moved up to The Big Show in 2011 to play for … new coach Julie Crawford. With her familiarity with the coach’s system giving her a leg up, Chambers has been a key player since […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Girls basketball camp set for this weekend

The Lady Blue Devil basketball camp — open to girls from fourth through eighth grades — will take place Saturday and Sunday at Davis High. Cost for the eight hours of instruction is $50 in advance. The camp will emphasize fundamentals and individual skill development, according to first-year Devil varsity coach Karen Foster. “Players are […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lots happening with prep junior varsity, frosh sports

After an exciting 2-1 overtime victory against Lassen High in Susanville on Oct. 19, the Davis junior varsity field hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision at home to Pleasant Valley on Monday — ending its season at 7-7. Up north, the Blue Devils battled their hosts to a 0-0 tie in regulation, using goals by […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Blue Devil JV hope to regroup after 56-6 loss

Sometimes the most important quality of a coaching staff is the ability to lead a team with infectious optimism in the face of utter defeat. After the Davis High junior varsity football team’s 56-6 shellacking at the hands of Grant on Friday night, Blue Devil head coach Mike Satre and his assistants will have to […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV soccer boys continue overwhelming ways

“The key to the success of this team is the manner with which the squad has developed as a unit, playing as a team and acting as a team,” Davis High junior varsity boys soccer coach Alex Park explains. “This team has been exceptional in every way, and I hope to see them grow as […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS girls leave Cards in the dust as they look to Wednesday

The Davis High girls volleyball team has two huge matches left in the season — on the road Wednesday against Monterey Trail and at Franklin next week. Win one of the two, and the Blue Devils should be able to get into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as the Delta Valley Conference’s second-place team. On Monday, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Rangers take Game 5 behind Napoli’s key hit

ARLINGTON, Texas — A long drive by Mike Napoli, a lucky bounce near the mound and suddenly the Texas Rangers were on the brink of their first World Series championship. Napoli delivered the biggest hit of his charmed season, lining a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning that sent the Rangers past the St. […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS’ Meads speeds to a cross country win at Mt. Sac

An action-packed cross country trip to Southern California last weekend saw Davis High get a chance to compete on one of the state’s legendary courses, and even included a trip to Disneyland. But the highlight of the Blue Devils’ weekend was sophomore Sophie Meads winning her varsity girls race in a time that was third […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Seniors shine in DHS field hockey win

Senior Night always comes with an added motivation to send the upperclassmen out on a high note. The Davis High varsity field hockey team did exactly that on Monday night, shutting down Pleasant Valley, 2-0, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium to give their five seniors one last win at home. “Because it’s Senior Night, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Football’s life lessons will endure, despite bad dates

Davis High’s football team has had some bad dates these recent Friday nights. Through three Delta Valley Conference games, the Blue Devils have been dropped off at the front door early. The only kisses local players have received came from 300-pound linemen, running at full speed. Usually, the Devils have had to pick up their […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Four Devils qualify for golf Masters

Finishing just a few strokes out of qualifying as a team for next week’s Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament, the Davis High girls golf squad got a huge consolation prize at Monday’s Division I North meet. Four Blue Devils — Emily Masiel, Ji Hye Lee, Kaity Honeychurch and Casey Harris — did well enough to earn individual […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men’s golfers prepare by competing with each other

Who doesn’t remember an earthquake or fire drill in elementary school? Lining up quietly, marching single-file to the black top, waiting for the all-clear bell. The drills were repeated over and over so that in the event of an actual emergency everyone knew what to do. No panic. No rush. Just do what needed to […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,